Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Say what?

My mom and I were heading to Wed-night SnB after our newest obsession of Ethiopian food.  We were wondering why Champps was so dark, then we saw this:
 This is so sad!  I really liked Champps!  I am curious what would cause them to close after being there for so long and being pretty successful.  Well, successful from what I could tell.  They don't let me see the books or anything.
Farewell Wed-night Champps!  I know a bunch of us will miss you.
For tonight we went to Noodles and Co.  I like them, but they do not have a good set-up for us.  We took over all the middle tables and three others on the sides.  It will be interesting to see where we end-up next week...

Monday, October 28, 2013

Something small to pass the time.

I wasn't thinking about knitting when I got ready the night before to go to my parent's house before my court trial.  It was nothing big.  I feel like in the end...none of us really won.  Oh well, my lawyer told me that I did a good job, that lots of people kind of wilt when the other judge starts to question them, but that I stayed strong.  I guess I can add that as one of my skills: Can take on lawyers.
Well, later that day was Mon knit-night.  I didn't bring anything with me!  After a tasty omelet at Bob Evan's my mom and I went digging through some patterns.  We found a cute dish cloth that she got in an e-mail for free.
This is it!  It is the Ripple Stitch Dishcloth and is a free pattern.  I had to take off one of the 11 stitch repeats to get it to be closer to the size that it says it should be.  I love how the colors are sectioning themselves off like they are!  It is cute!  I think I am going to add another set of garter-stitch ridges and call it done!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

What a day!!

The Yarn Cloud was having a giveaway of yarn for charity crafters to use. There were a lot of people there, but a LOT more yarn.  I found a few things that caught my eye.
I think Bill is going to kill me. He already thinks I have too much yarn. Looks like I will just have to knit/crochet faster.  Maybe I will learn how to weave, I've heard that it is fun and eats up yarn.

This was also just the start of my day!  After all this fun my mom and I stopped at the library and got a few books.  It seems I have already read one of the ones that I thought was new, but oh well.

We then headed over to Nature's Yarn for their Hurray for Yarn! day. So much fun.  There was food and fun.  I got a ton of veggies and fruit in the beginning and some fancy pastries in the end.
In the middle I watched and participated in some demos.  I saw the very end of the bobbin-lace class.  Some of the stuff that was made was very pretty.  There was then the Tunisian crochet lesson.  I learned what I was doing wrong when I was picking up my bars.
After that was really exciting.  We learned how to work with silk hankies and caps.  I thought that was so much fun.  It is also the more affordable way to get amazing silk yarn, but a bit more work.  You get to loosen the fibers and then stretch them out to make a loop of yarn.  Then you break the loop and get started.

This is my little sample.  I wound the ends around the right side because I didn't want to waste any of it and those floaty ends are so soft and nice.

I also got a restart on my star blanket a bit ago and worked to the end of my first ball while at Nature's Yarn.  I will post pictures once I've finished absorbing all the fun that happened today.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

I don't know why I find these so amusing...

I don't know why, but it always amuses me when hotels give you a mini kitchen area. I feel like it is secretly mini apartment.
As you can tell, I landed all safe and sound.  I also see palm trees, I love palm trees!!

'Cause I'm a'leavin' on a jet plane... know when I'll be back again.  I do, I even know what seat I will be sitting in for it.
I finished the scarf last night and even got all the tales woven in before packing it. Pictures will be posted when I get back home because I forgot that memory card there.

Right now I'm super high in the sky and crocheting. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet, but I'm going to keep going and see how it goes.  I'm wondering if I should have started the double skip and 4 cluster corners sooner... Hrm...
The lady next to me was pleasantly surprised that they let me bring my crochet hook on the plane. She said that she knitted but didn't want to bother with making sure everything followed all the rules.
I do wish I had brought a snack though. I did remember a bottle for water, they have some very cool stations to fill them in the airport.